30 Days of Books – Day 19

Favourite book turned into a movie

Previously: A book that disappointed you

Finally an easy choice: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris. Ok, I decided this before I watched the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice but really, I was trying to not repeat myself and as P&P was already featured on my list, I had to pick something else.

I loved the book, and of course I loved the movie. It starred Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, what more can you ask for?

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Lecter is just so awesomely creepy but also so smart and fantastic. Clarice is frightened but also brilliant. Even the opening sequence of the movie is great in my opinion. I was only disappointed that they made the following Hannibal movie without Jodie Foster but with Julianne Moore instead.

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  • Totally agree with you – love the book .. the first movie and so disappointed on the last one.
    One of the best books I ever read – the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – up beside it.

    • I haven’t read Hannibal Rising yet and also never read the girl with the dragon tattoo but I plan on doing so.

      • All 3 Stieg Larsson books are great, but the 3rd is a bit heavy in the beginning. I know you will enjoy them.